By John P. Hawkins
This ethnography describes the serious contradictions that exist among the cultural values of yankee existence and the cultural values had to live to tell the tale in strive against, as represented in the course of the reports of forward-deployed U.S. military devices in Germany throughout the top of the chilly warfare. dwelling in consistent army readiness, but partaking in peacetime group and relations tactics, military team of workers needed to tolerate the contradictions and dwell through either units of rules. In soldier notion, kin existence and group actions should were guided through American instead of army values. but the army ran the group, and armed forces actions penetrated and disrupted kinfolk life.
In Germany the penetration and disruption was once a lot exacerbated through isolation, for those american citizens didn't commonly have the language or cultural abilities to flee from the army neighborhood. relatively, they have been marooned in an intensely judgmental fish bowl group the place there has been no inner most lifestyles. The ensuing scrutiny and the measures humans took to prevent it and maintain autonomy corrupted the group, its households, and the devices themselves. The scrutiny, with its attendant hazards, and the serious contradiction in values resulted in emotions of profound alienation.
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Army of Hope, Army of Alienation: Culture and Contradiction in the American Army Communities of Cold War Germany by John P. Hawkins